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protests. at the time, critics accused mohamed morsi of a power grab and adviser to morsi says the government will push forward to a referendum on the new constitution, despite concerns from the opposition. going to go live to cairo in a few minutes here. >>> a well known islamic militant, the leader of a terror network, is locked up in egypt and there is an american connection. the fbi is working to figure out what role, if any, the man played in the attack on the consulate in libya that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. a full report, everything we know about this man, coming up, coming right up here on cnn. >>> congress faces a so-called fiscal cliff and only 24 days. and it is what house speaker john boehner did not say that is drawing attention tonight. when questioned by reporters yesterday, boehner would not comment on whether there is room for compromise on the president's demand for higher tax rates, on high income americans. boehner and the president spoke by phone this week, but in public comments, appear to have no -- made no progress. >>> same se
authorities detained mohammed jamal ahmed, suspected of being the leader of a terrorist cell that planned those attacks in egypt and is reportedly linked with the storming of the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify on the libya attack after an independent review board finishes its report. >> so we have every expectation that she will testify, that she will do so in an open setting, and that perhaps the leaders of the report, the lead investigators, may be testifying before us in a closed setting. >> senator john kerry, the chirm of the senate foreign relations committee, says secretary clinton will also appear before that panel. >>> and closer to home now, president obama has asked congress for $60 billion. that's in aide to help with superstorm sandy's cleanup in all states. the request comes in the midst of a tough fiscal cliff fight and house speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' govern
explosive power grab by the president, mohammed morsi. right now army tanks surround the presidential palace as thousands of protesters shout topple the regime, the same chant heard during the regime of hosni mubarak. in a tv show morsi said absolute powers he granted himself will expire with a vote on december 15th but that did little to silence his opponents who plan a million man march in cairo's tahrir square. >>> at a university in dublin hillary clinton called for dialogue to ease the unrest in egypt. >> we call on all the stakeholders in egypt to settle their differences through discussion and debate, not through violence. >> clinton also called on egypt's leaders to protect the country's promise of post revolution democracy. >>> back here at home, as the fiscal cliff standoff continues in washington the president took his plan out of town to northern virginia where he sat down with a middle class family to talk about the potential impacts they face from the looming fiscal cliff. it's now just 25 days away. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details from washington. >>> lynn, good
with former egyptian president hosni mubarak back in 2010. but mubarak is gone and president mohammed morsi is clearly playing a different and dangerous game. given the current situation protesters are storming the palace. more than a dozen dead. hundreds are injured. why on earth are we handing over 20 advanced fighter jets to a regime we don't exactly trust? we have a money power panel, mideast experts to explain. mike barrett, diligent consulting firm. judy miller from the manhattan institute. a fox news contributor. michael rubin, a resident scholar at the american enterprise institute. mike barrett, let me start with you. why are we doing this. >> i have a hard time explaining this. i've been on the show before and talked about it. in general giving some money to the military is a good idea because they're somewhat moderating force in egypt. giving more training, weapons, small arms, ammunition is one thing. 20 f-16s puts you in entirely different category. i'm frankly surprised they will do this. melissa: judy, i thought this had something to do with the deal that president morsi brok
is not resolved. it is urging dialogue to avoid, quote, a dark tunnel. mohammed morsi has called for a day of dialogue but opposition groups rejected talks today. they walked out of meetings. the ones that bothered to show up. many didn't appear for the discussions. the egyptian opposition is demanding that a draft resolution on the constitution that is supposed to be voted on december 15th, they are demanding that vote be postponed indefinitely. they say the drafted constitution is too islamic and anti-democratic. late last night a member of the muslim brotherhood hinted as a compromise but as of right now, the rare hinted of compromise hasn't produced anything of substance. two sides still disagree over the vote and about the future of the constitution and the government. >> gregg: conner, thanks. >> with all of this going on. america is certainly sending egypt plenty of money. they get the most foreign aid of any country except for israel. an assistant for egypt has averaged $2 billion a year and military aide has held steady at about $1.3 billion since 1987. >> gregg: turning to syria
system. following protests by supporters of president mohamed morsi, the court went on strike and joined the judicial rebellion against morsi which began after morsi gave himself absolute authority and immunity from the judicial system. >>> after school special. why the school day will get longer the for tens of thousands of children. this is the morning news. thousands of children. this is the morning news. [ elizabeth ] i like to drink orange juice or have lemon in my water... eat tomato sauce on my spaghetti. the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion. the enamel starts to wear down. and you can't grow your enamel back. i was quite surprised, as only few as four exposures a day what that can do to you. it's quite a lesson learned. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. because it helps to strengthen the enamel. he recommended that i use it every time i brush. you feel like there is something that you're doing to help safeguard against the acid erosion. and i believe it's doing a good job. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing
significant mohammed gamal led a terror cell when egyptian authorities raided his safe house, shootout that ended with a massi ex he admits he's a member of the terror group that orchestrated the siege. next week, hillary clinton will testify to congress about the attack. she'll face serious questions about whether diplomats in conflict zones have enough security. u.s. officials praised egypt officen as this coutry cal david? >> nick, thank you. >>> to syria tonight. the threat of chemical weapons appears to be growing. there is new proof those weapons may be in the hands of both sides. alex marquardt got inside syria where he fir he reports infom e oric' allies, great britals it had seen evidence thatria has prepared wea so far, no proof has been offered publicly at the same time, syria has the rebels could usmicl weapons, racheting up the tension in this conf fighting has gripped the syrian capital, damascus. rebels are trying to take the airport. potentially huge logistical blow to the assad regime. american officials are scared a desperate assad could use chemica
of president mohamed morsi are calling for another massive protest tomorrow. thousands of demonstrators took to the streets sunday. they're demanding morsi can sell the december 15th vote to the draft resolution. they're also rejecting last month's decree which pretty much makes morsi a dictator. >>> south africans are ancient ul anxiously awaiting word. the 94-year-old anti-partied icon has been in the hospital since saturday and officials refuse to say anything about his ailment on what tests he's ung going. mark phillips reports. >> reporter: when a man who is a savior of the country is rushed to the hospital, it's a question of hold the front page. nelson mandela was brought to this hospital for what's being described as a routine visit, test, nothing to be alarmed about the south african government says. but there's no such thing as routine for a 94-year-old man who's known to be in frail health, and people are really worried. >> hope he gets well soon and back strong again soon. >> we hope everything goes well and that this comes out positive. >> reporter: normally mandela spends his t
as we get more information. >>> overseas now in egypt, clashes continuing despite president mohamed morsi relinquishing the sweeping powers he granted himself last month. the opposition against his government plans to keep protesting unless morsi also cancels a referendum coming up next saturday. the vote is on whether to adopt the draft constitution put together by morsi's islamists allies. morsi has not indicated any plans to cancel the referendum and plans to keep military forces in place through next week. >>> tomorrow mayor vincent gray will offer his proposal to change the color of d.c. taxicabs. part of an effort to modernize the city's fleet. derrick ward spoke to customers about what color they think would be best for d.c. >> reporter: d.c.'s cab industry is nothing if not colorful. of course, there are the yellow cabs which look more orange and the ecofriendly green cab that's more white than green. and where is the red, white, and blue on the patriot cab? the d.c. taxicab commission is considering rather to make things less ironic by establishing a uniform color in the ci
but in republican primaries across the country. >>> egyptian president mohamed morsi is not backing down. demonstrators continue to protest his decision to declare his laws above judicial review. morsi addressed the nation thursday and refused to delay a referendum on the country's new constitution set for next week. >>> the united states is closely monitoring the syrian army. defense secretary leon panetta says intelligence reports showed syrian military could be preparing chemical weapons to use against its own people. the united states has been reluctant to use military force to depose president assad and is still trying to find a diplomatic resolution to the fighting. secretary of state hillary clinton met with her russian counterpart thursday to discuss the matter. russia remains one of syria's strongest allies. >>> licenses for same-sex marriage are being issued in maryland now. just a few couples picked them up around the state but they have to wait till at least 12:01 on new year's day for the actual ceremony. karen and her partner of 29 years, this was a big milestone. >> so exc
where there are new developments in the power struggle that started with p mohamed morsi's grab for new powers. we're there with details. ayman, we got word there were some considerations there to issue a new koconstitutional declaration of some sort. what can you tell us about all this? >> reporter: sure. it's important to set what triggered these protests two weeks ago, a constitutional declaration by president morsi that was seen as a power grab, gave him sweeping powers through the transitional period. it triggered protests. one of the central demands of the protesters and the opposition to the president has been that he rescind that dec e decree. for the past several days the p president has been trying to figure out a way to kind of minimize the scope of that decree. i has not worked. it has not pleased the opposition. today he met with some of the opposition forces, and what we're learning from egyptian state television, an official government news source, is that the prime minister has suggested that the president is considering a new constitutional declaration and perhaps in l
palace. it's a risky move that could cause conflict of supporters of mohammed morsi. the riot police seem to have the protestors bottled up in the square. the goal to march on the presidential palace failed today for the opposition. jenna: the question is whether we are headed toward potentially more violence in the streets. we'll keep an eye on what is happening in the streets today. jon: high levels of a deadly gas forced the evacuation of an elementary school forcing dozen of students to the hospital. an update on that story moments away jon: potentially deadly levels of carbon monoxide at an atlantiat atlanta elementary school. >> reporter: there is no law in the state of georgia that requires schools or buildings to install carbon monoxide detectors. this is an invisible gas that can be very, very dangerous when it's found in high levels, and so this happened at a school outside of atlanta, they were fixing a faulty boiler, the boiler went bad causing the carbon monoxide fumes to seep into the school. over 40 kids and seven adults were all sickened because of this. taken to a hospita
to judicial reviews. president mohamed morsi said it will go forward as planned on december 15th. >> free, free, egypt. >> a protest over the president was held in washington d.c. this weekend. yesterday a group of people marched and chanted in front of the white house in opposition to his controversial decree. it was held after days of demonstrations in cairo. >>> they were prepare to protest. automobile workers will be in lansing on tuesday to allow them to stop paying union dues. it will be devastating to collective bargaining and rights. it comes after a similar rally outside michigan governor's rick snyder's office. >> this legislation is not about anything except an attack on worker's right and what we fought for for generations. >> the right to work legislation could be signed into law as soon as next week. >>> california is anticipating a possible shortage of teachers. they have seen a 30% drop in the number of people getting teaching credentials. researchers say they blame the slow job markets andial pink slips for would be teachers. the state began early kindergarten next year a
's presidential palace. according to the reporting of the associated press the egyptian president mohammed morsi had to sneak out the back door to avoid the crowding. this is a live look at demonstrations in cairo. hundreds of thousands have gathered night after night. rallying against president morsi's recent power grab. allies draft constitution one which would help him tighten his grip on power. earlier tonight it was far more chaotic. this was the scene outside that palace. police fired tear gas to try to break up the crowd. some reportedly chanted freedom or death. others down with the sons of dogs. they say they are not going anywhere unless and until the president cancels his plans to place himself above the law. steve hair tan live for news cairo. steve? >> shepard, this is really a new tactic for the opposition protesters. instead of simply staying here in tahrir square and chanting they went on offensive tonight toward the presidential palace. they got right to the compound walls until being tear gassed. it was reenergized the opposition. we have seen increase in recent days now they a
callinged a possible suspect in the benghazi attack. mohammed abu ahmed was arrested a couple of weeks ago and remains in custody while the investigation goes on. u.s. authorities believe he may have been involved in the september 11th terrorist hit that killed chris stevens and three other americans according to a u.s. official. the fbi which is conducting the investigation hasn't had access to abu ahmed. he's known as a radical jihadist, 45 years old, master's degree in shari'a lie. he's known to be working with another group. officials say he has denied any connection to the attack on the u.s. consulate or being affiliated with al qaeda. he's also believed to be connected to a heavily armed terror cell that was raided in october when five people were arrested. sources say they're looking at several people in the attack. the fbi has been covering a lot of territory, but they're still facing roadblocks we do know that the fbi had hoped to question a tunisian suspect but after finally getting him face to face, al harzi refused to speak. that's just one suspect. abu ahmed is another. we don
. >>> in egypt president mohamed morsi is listening and will agree to rescind some of the near absolute powers he granted himself. however, he has not delayed a referendum on a new constitution at critics wanted. his moves come after a rally in san francisco yesterday by egyptian americans. protesters don't want morsi removed from office, but say his power grab is not the way a democracy should run. >> i'm not accepting all the new decisions by the president morsi, and we want more equality for all egyptians, not just the muslim brotherhood. >> the muslim brotherhood is morsi's political party. morsi granted himself power to declare emergency laws and to not be accountable to the judiciary. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez will undergo surgery for cancer for the third time. chavez is going to cuba today for that surgery. last june he had surgery for an unspecified type of pelvic cancer. in february the 58-year-old president had surgery again for a tumor in the same area. he won re-election back in october. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is said to be comfortable had and in
mohamed morsi is listening and will agree to rescind some of the near absolute powers he granted himself. his extra powers were scheduled to expire this week anyway, the same date a vote would be held for a new constitution. morsi's decision comes after a protest yesterday. protesters don't want morsi removed from office, but say his power grab is not the way a democracy should be run. >> i'm not accepting all the new decisions by the president morsi, and we want more equality for all egyptians, not just the muslim brotherhood. >> the muslim brotherhood is morsi's political party. morsi granted himself power to declare emergency laws and to not be accountable to the judiciary. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez will undergo surgery for cancer for the third time. chavez says he will go to cuba today for surgery. last june he had surgery for an unspecified type of pelvic cancer. in february the 58-year-old president had surgery again for a tumor in the same area. he won re-election back in october. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is said to be comfortable had and in goo
was abducted. >>> in egypt president mohamed morsi is listening and will agree to rescind some of the powers he granted himself. his extra powers were scheduled to expire this week anyway, the same date a vote would be held for a new constitution. protesters don't want morsi removed from office but say his power grab is not the way a democracy should be run. >> i'm not accepting all the new decisions by the president morsi, and we want more equality for all egyptians, not just the muslim brotherhood. >> the muslim brotherhood is morsi's political power. he granted himself power to declare emergency laws and to not be accountable to the judiciary. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez will undergo surgery for cancer for the third time. chavez says he will go to cuba today for surgery. he had virgin for an unspecified type of pelvic cancer. in february he had surgery again for a tumor in the same area. he won re-election back in october. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is said to be comfortable had and in good care in a hospital. south african president jacob zuma visited the 94-
of protesters marched to the presidential palace. president mohamed morsi scrapped a decree giving him wide pours, but he is going ahead with a constitutional referendum this week and a mass demonstration has been planned for tuesday. >>> president obama is praising the rescue of an american doctor who was helping the peple afghanistan. a special ops member was killed during the rescue. he made frequent trips to afghanistan, working for a nonprofit called morningstar. a u.s. general said tonight that the mission shows an unwaivering commitment to defeat the taliban. >>> talks were homeland in geneva to find a diplomatic solution to end civil war in syria, which has now claimed about 40,000 lives. diplomats from the united nations, russia and u.s. released a statement saying, "the situation in syria was bad and getting worse. >> reporter: u.s. special forces are working with jordanain force on plans to secure assad chemical weapons. >> the white house has made it very clear there will be consequences, there will be consequences if the azad regime makes a terrible mistake by using chemical w
become the best friend of the muslim brotherhood in egypt, even as president mohamed morsi was asserting dictatorial powers and his followers were beating up secular liberals in the streets of cairo? when assessing the turbulent events in the arab world, we should remind ourselves that we're witnessing a revolution that may take decades to produce a stable outcome, with the outcome so hard to predict, it's a mistake to make big bets on any particular player. america will help the arab world through this turmoil if it states clearly that u.s. policy is guided by its interests and values, not by transient alliances and friendships. if morsi wants to be treated as a democratic leader, he will have to act like one." and david, i guess we can begin with that question. will he ultimately? can he? and are these fluctuations expected? >> morsi did something that's, in hindsight, a very stupid move. on november 22nd, he announced that he was no longer subject to review by the egyptian courts. and this was read, i think, properly as an attempt to get near dictatorial powers as egypt headed toward
and engaged by easy local's prophet mohamed. >> this ambassador was one of the many americans in danger all the time whether there is a bounty on his head all the time. jay abc news, washington. >>> students and family members in the connecticut school shooting were honored at giants stadium in new jersey during today's nfl game. they welcomed scores of people from the sandy hook elementary school and greeted the children, teachers and parents. a moment of silence was observed for the 27 victims killed in the tragedy. the tribute was complete with a new york giants route of the philadelphia eagles. >>> the death toll has reached nine in a tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it happened this morning in frigid conditions on interstate 84 near pendleton in northwest oregon. police say the driver of the charter bus lost control on the slick pavement. the bus skidded through a guardrail and tumbled several hundred feet down an embankment. about 40 passengers were traveling from las vegas to vancouver, british columbia. in addition to the nine passengers who died, more than 20 people incl
: mohammed nazir wanted to attract customers to his london fish market. so he came up with a catchy song. it was so popular, he was signed by warner music and turned his song into a video. ♪ >> reporter: it's attracted him worldwide fame with more than 10 million hits. >> i was thinking i'm in a dream. it's a dream. i think someone touches me and i will wake up. please, don't touch me. i don't want to wake up. >> reporter: his dream has been interrupted by having to return to pakistan to get a visa. at least he received a hero's welcome with news channels breaking into the coverage. the government has lifted its ban on youtube so pakistani's could see their newest star. >> reporter: it's so sweet, it's short. it's just something you would want to pass on to someone to help them get through the day. >> reporter: he has promised a big return but he has a long way to go if he wants to catch up with gangnam style's 1 billion views. at least he got those customers buying fish. for today, duncan golistani, london. >> it is a long way to 1 million hits. >> at one point, you keep on growing fr
mourning period marking the death of prophet mohammed's grandson. they have staged attacks during this religious festival. so far police say a car bomb killed at least three people and wounded 21 others. >>> family, friends and former classmates are remembering a football player murdered in fairfax county. last night, dozens gathered for a vigil at battlefield high school in hay market in memory of 19-year-old xavier stringfellow. he was a sophomore at college in virginia. played on the football team too. police found him stabbed to death in a van in vienna friday night. his girlfriend is trying to cope with the loss. >> how could this happen? it's unbelievable. i'm floored. i don't know what to do. how do you take the next day and the next. >> police arrested 22-year-old johnny bonilla of gainesville. the two didn't know each other, but arranged a meeting. no word on a motive in the case. >>> the time right now is 6:36. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in with willie geist to see what they're working on this morning. >> richard, good to see you. on a busy m
,000 protestors rally against igyptian president mohammed morsey. more than 120 people have been wounded today involving clashes. three more of the leaders' aides have resigned in protest of the way he is handling the crisis. this comes as three others left their posts. protestors say he should drop the decree and a new draft that limits citizens rights. >>> heavy smoke is obscuring roadways and causing traffic problems there. residents were evacuated earlier today. but after weather conditions improved, they were told they could go back to their homes. fire officials say the fire was deliberately set. >>> the hospital treating the duchess of cambridge is apologizing today, after a nurse revealed private details about kate to a prank caller. monica villamizar reports for wjz london. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge got a hospital visit from her very -- sister pippa and brother james. they arrived a day after a caller pretending to be the queen got through to kate's nurse. >> good morning. >> hello there. could i speak to kate, please, my granddaughte
mohammed al ariane has probably been more of a proponent of the new normal. i don't know whether that's a pimco idea, the firm that pimco came up with following the fiscal crisis -- not the fiscal -- financial crisis. if you still believe that, what if we never get to 6.5%. >> well, hi, joe. it's great to see you. you're exactly right. just a month ago chairman bernanke for the first time acknowledged that the u.s. has structurally lower economic growth. but we've been calling the new normal for the last few years. and you're exactly right. that means the fed, if you combine that with yesterday's announcement, that means the fed is going to be exceptionally easy for a long time, and that it could be a couple years or could be three, four years, maybe even longer, because unemployment is now structurally higher. we hope it's 6.5% is not the new naru, the new minimum unemployment. certainly it is increasing. the longer people stay unemployed the more structural it becomes. the fed is really in a box here. they're trying to engineer financial market outcomes. trying to raise the prices o
of egyptian president mohammed morsi. those against morsi holding a raldy at the same time and the same place and those much smaller and calmer than what we've seen in egypt, well, obviously and thankfully. in that country today. the top court suspended the work indefinitely in what the judges are calling a protest against psychological and physical pressures and that's the latest development in response to the power grab in put himself above the constitutional committee, above the lauf. and steve, where do things stand now with that constitutional court. >> reporter: harris, you have the unusual situation here in cairo of the highest court in the country, the supreme constitutional court. and right now, its judges are basically afraid to go in to work. they say they're psychologically and physically intimidated by the crowd that was around that courthouse this morning and they did not go to the courthouse or carry out their work. and the suspension one week after the president of this country said any act he issues is final, not subject to the courts. so, within a week, we really have a cou
is calling for more protests today. this comes after president mohamed morsy rescinded a decree that gave him near absolute power. however, morsy is going a constitution adopted by his islamist allies. so now, the 'national salvation front' is calling for a demonstration against that referendum. venezuelan >> president hugo chavez will return to cuba today after announcing that his cancer has returned. chavez says he'll undergo more surgery. the 58-year-old president said tests show the return of malignant cells in the pelvic area where tumors were first removed. chavez won re-election in october. he said for the first time yesterday that if his health were to worsen, his successor would be venezuela's vice president. outside this morning. power is back on for 19- hundred p-g-and-e customers a live look outside. a beautiful day in the san jose south bay. (music) here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> welcome back, 8:14. breezy but we are
values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> egyptian president mohamed morsi, his announcement that he will back off from a controversial edict granting himself sweeping new powers, is not calming the opposition. protesters gathered again today calling for nationwide protests tuesday. there's word islamist groups plan to stage a rival demonstration the same day. anti-government protesters are furious morsi don't delay the constitutional referendum scheduled for saturday. critics say it was drafted by an islamist-dominated assembly that squeezed out liberal and moderate voices. >>> pressure cranked up on bashar al assad. secretary of state hillary clinton will attend a meeting where most attending countries already see the rebels in syria as a legitimate representative of the people. shelling and street fighting killed more than 130 people on one day alone this weekend. syrian rebel fighters now have control of the country's biggest city, aleppo. the people there have something new to fear now, something as frightening as civil war. cnn's arwa damon is there. >> rep
in egypt, mohamed morsi is rescind iing h new law. >>> a new report says new york routinely ignored warning to prepare for a catastrophic hurricane. the warning started back in 1978 when a law was passed requiring the creation of a disaster plan. never happened. largely because of tight budgets or the lack of political drive to prepare for a storm many thought would never hit. it hit. >>> he said he always thought he'd be the next college baseball player. turned out the guy loves football. johnny manziel is the first freshman to win the heisman trophy. he took the top honors saturday night after a record-breaking debut including an upset victory against number one alabama back in november. >>> finally, santa's elves may have competition in japan. penguins at an aquarium have taken on the role of santa's little helpers. in the evening they have the special task of switching on the christmas lights, but before you get excited, by day, all they do is lounge around and do little to nothing so basically it's sort of their civic duty to do the whole lights thing. that is the news. back to erica a
libya. >>> in egypt, president mohamed morsi is pushing forward with talks he hopes will end the political crisis in the country, but the opposition is calling for a boycott of the meeting. at least six people are dead after protests turned de eed vi after the last few days. they're protesting against the president and the new constitution. they say he's giving himself too much power, but morsi said the powers are only tempry and will become void when the new constitution is adopted. >> a hospital that employed a nurse who was fooled by a hoax. the nurse apparently killed herself friday after divulging confident information about prince william's wife to deejays from an australian radio station. in a statement, the hospital said it was extremely foolish and appalling to make a broadcast the call. britain's royal family has also expressed sadness over the incident. >>> a vip visitor today for mulaw malala who was wounded on her way back home from school in september. they went to queen elizabeth hospital in birmingham, england, where malala is recovering. mr. zudare wanted to
's referendum vote on a divisive new constitution. it was drafted largely by allies of mohamed morsi. an egyptian spoke men said that they will aim at ending the political crisis. >>> and a global call for countries to lift their hiv travel restrictions. 45 nations seen on this map have laws that deport, detain, or deny entry to people who are hiv positive. now companies like coca-cola and gap and from the nba say those travel bans are discriminatory and bad for business. until recently, the u.s., too, had regular layings that barred foreign nationals from receiving a visa from entering the country. president obama lifted that ban in 2010. >>> and a chain of check stores is selling what they believe is the, yes, very last shipment of twinkies in the country. jewel said that hostess offered the entire shipment left in the georgia plant, including 20,000 boxes of twinkies and 5,000 boxes of ding dongs, zingers and you can buy them while supplies last but not for much longer. if you're thinking of the gift to give someone, just don't know what to get them, give them a twinkie. >> when w
find tough to watch. hundreds of people were found dead in hama province. mohammed jamjoon is following all of these developments. he is in beirut, lebanon. mohammed. >> reporter: dana, it was on sunday that the attack in hama province happened according to opposition activists. they say there were hundreds of people in line outside a bakery, that it was the first time that a bakery had been open and a town in the last several days that had been liberated by rebel-free syrians. they say the bakery was shelled and hundreds of people were killed as a result. the amateur video posted online since then is extremely graphic. rebel-free syrian soldiers and civilians digging bodies out of the rubble. the syrian government say terrorists entered that town and that they started attacking people and blamed the massacre on terrorists which is a term that they use for opposition fighters in syria, and they say that then residents of the town called for help by the syrian military. now, this is an attack that's been widely condemned by international powers. the u.s. state department issued a state v
those for and against president mohamed morsi after he gave himself unchecked powers last month. the opposition is calling for new nationwide protests ahead of the vote. >>> and the nobel peace prize has been given to the european union. the three presidents of the eu's main bodies accepted the prestigious award this morning at a ceremony in oslo, norway, but this year's choice was not without controversy. three former nobel laureates wrote a letter of protest saying the union doesn't qualify as a peace maker. >>> for the second time in two weekds, an nfl team overcomes the death of a teammate with a victory on the field. this time it was the dallas cowboys. on the sidelines sunday, the jersey of jerry brown jr. was draped over the team bench. a member of the practice squad, brown died saturday in a car crash driven by a teammate, the car was. the cowboys came back from a nine-point deficit to beat the cincinnati bengals on a dramatic last second field goal. brown's jersey was held up after the emotional win, and following the game, cowboys head coach jason garrett talked about
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president mohamed morsi, despite a surprising change of mind by the country's leader. morsi said yesterday he is anulling a controversial decree that gave him complete power over the country's judges. however he said a referendum on a draft constitution with will go otherwise lan next weekend. dmont straig morsi's actions also sparked protests here in our area. dozens of people marched from the white house to the egyptian embassy yesterday. they say they want a separation of church and state, and people of all religions should feel safe. >> he has drafted a constitution for his people and for himself. and we're here to protest against that. we want a constitution for everybody in egypt. we want a constitution for the muslims, for the christians and every single citizen in egypt. >> many of the protesters say they are not even from our area. >>> the top of command on the u.s. forces in afghanistan says the joint forces planned, rehearsed and successfully rescued the doctor in afghanistan. wednesday insurgents abducted him outside the afghan capital. general john allen says joseph will be re
in the raid that freed the colorado man being held hostage. abc's mohamed lila has the the latest. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. joint american and afghanistan special forces raid to rescue this man, dr. joseph, an american doctor working for colorado based charity morning star development. >> this is a team that has had lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it you never know what you will find. >> reporter: here's how it went down. wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic when kidnapped at a checkpoint along the holloway by armed militants. they were taken to a mountainous region, afghan captives were released, but joseph wasn't, spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in military danger the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is really, really dangerous and carries a high risk, the hostage him or herself could be injured or killed. you need some body at a high level to say i am authorizing this mission. >> reporter: knowing the risk
, the response is nothing. mohammed's son tells us, "today, i sent my brother to get bread at 6:00 a.m." look, it's 3:00 p.m. right now and he hasn't gotten any. the kids haven't eaten." the power is out, as it has been for weeks. and now the water is cut as well. there is a growing sense of desperation among people here. stalked by both hunger and danger. "god gave me these children. these children are my responsibility," the man laments. now i can't even get them a loaf of bread. before, i could. now, i can't. the price of bread has skyrocketed due to a flour shortage. along with it, a population's anger. the situation is so dire that people say society is beginning to disintegrate. this is yet another bread line. we were just at one further up the road where the crowd ended up mobbing around us, furious. they said that they wanted us to leave because they were fed up with people filming them. they feel as if the world is simply mocking their misery. and just four days, the cost of fuel jumped from 85 syrian pounds to 150. but beyond the now astronomical cost of survival, it's the constant fear
, president mohammed morsi left the palace. ever since the revolution that captivated the world, egypt has struggled on the road to democracy. two weeks ago president morsi gave himself unchecked powers he says to put egypt on a democratic path. there was outrage on tahrir square. we were there. no one here believes morsi when he says the powers are just temporary. they say they traded one tyrant for another. then a surprise. morsi's allies rushed through a new constitution. critics say it could make egypt more islamic and doesn't do enough to guarantee freedom, including women. egyptians will have a chance to vote on the new constitution in two weeks. protesters could boycott. but for now it looks like it will go ahead and the president may very well get his way. alex marquardt, abc news, jerusalem. >>> and back here at home looking frail and in a wheelchair, former senator bob dole made a surprise appearance on capitol hill. dole was just released from the hospital a week ago, and he visited the senate to push for passage of a u.n. treaty, guaranteeing rights for the disabled, but even h
. abc's mohamed lila has the story. >> reporter: she's the innocent baby girl trapped in a bitter custody battle. on one side, the girl's biological father. on the other her adoptive parents. terry is a staff sergeant in the u.s. army. two years ago while stationed in south carolina his now ex-wife tyra bland was giving birth in utah. he says he had no clue he was never told he was going to be a father or that his baby girl had been put up for adoption. >> she has a right to be able to be with her father. that was taken away. >> reporter: his attorney says his ex-wife intentionally gave the adoption agency the wrong contact information meaning they could never reach him for his consent. >> he knew i was pregnant. he left while i was showing. i was 7 months pregnant. i lived this. i lived this for three days straight. i lived in that home with no food with my baby girl. >> reporter: the judge ordered the girl's adoptive parents, jared and christie frye to give the girl back within 60 days. but they aren't giving in. their lawyers telling abc news in a statement -- they believe the
and spending cuts take hold. >> opponents of egyptian president mohamed morsi are not letting up. they're calling for nationwide protests after morsi refused to set a date. he gave himself sweeping parties and wasn't enough to appease his critics. >> packers quarterback aaron rodgers running for a 27-yard touchdown. yeah, that's the longest in his career. green bay's 27-20 victory over detroit. packers now have an nfl record 22-game winning streak at home against the lions and can clinch the nfc north next weekend. but that would require a win over chicago. it's hanukkah time. that's what they did in washington sunday. the national hanukkah menorah was illuminated during a ceremony outside the white house. it stands adjacent to the white house christmas tree. as he's done for 20 years, the rabbi presided over that ceremony. 20 years. that is quite a streak. >> very nice. thank you. >>> 49 minutes past the hour. people waking up in minnesota right now have a little work to do, i would say so. there is as much as 17 inches of snow waiting to be shoveled outside. in some parts of the stat
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